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Deep Energy Retrofit of Commercial Buildings: A Key Pathway Toward Low-Carbon Cities

AUTHOR: Zhai, John; Bendewald, Michael; Hammer, Nicole
DOCUMENT ID: 2011-12
YEAR: 2011
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article
PUBLISHER: Carbon Management
 
Energy efficiency of commercial buildings is a fundamental part of the solution for developing low carbon cities worldwide. Existing commercial buildings consume significant energy, as well as presenting great requirements and opportunities for energy-efficient retrofits. This article introduces an approach to commercial building retrofits that achieve large energy savings with attractive economics. A case study is used to illustrate the procedure of conducting deep retrofits of large commercial buildings. The article also presents a ‘pilot-to-portfolio’ approach that can amplify outcomes of single building retrofit to buildings within the same portfolio.

This article was originally published in Carbon Management (2011) 2(4). It is posted here with permission from Future Science Ltd.
 
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